Canterbury and Rome unite against secularism
We have Santa, a snowman, a reindeer and a fir tree – all thoroughly good, religiously-neutral, politically-correct symbols of Winterval. The one-time pagan celebration of the Dies Natalis Solis Invicti has come full circle, and the post-Christian era is well and truly upon us. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster are challenging this with the release of a new think-tank report which confronts the secularist agenda to excise Christ out of Christmas. They would have preferred Christian-themed stamps to remind people of the true meaning of Christmas, but images of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, kings, shepherds, stars, stables and mangers are all deemed a little too overt for a modern, multi-faith Britain. After all, what right does Royal Mail have to inflict gospel imagery upon the doormats of the Mohammedans? No, they must be free to celebrate the true meaning of Eid; the Sikhs and Hindus the real meaning of Diwali, but God forbid that Christians should insist on cultural expressions of the real message of Christmas.
Yet in an era in which all paths are supposed to lead to God, and in which sin has been relativised beyond rational definition, why would one need to celebrate the birth of a saviour at all?